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Uganda anti-gay bill ‘shelved by parliament’

15 May

Uganda’s parliament has adjourned without debating a controversial bill which includes the death penalty for some homosexual acts.

It had been reported that a vote could be held on Friday.

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been condemned by Western leaders and human rights groups, some of whom are celebrating “victory”.

The bill, first introduced in 2009, could still be brought up when the new parliament meets later this year.

Uganda is a largely conservative society and many people condemn homosexuality both as un-African and un-Christian.

But in recent years, some gay rights groups have been set up in the country.

Homosexual acts are already illegal in Uganda but the bill would increase the penalty for those convicted to life in prison.

Those found guilty of of “aggravated homosexuality” – defined as when one of the participants is a minor, HIV-positive, disabled or a “serial offender” – would face the death penalty.

Anyone failing to report to the authorities a person they knew to be homosexual would also be liable to prosecution.

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2 Comments

Posted by on 15 May, 2011 in GENERAL

 

2 responses to “Uganda anti-gay bill ‘shelved by parliament’

  1. Pianki

    15 May, 2011 at 15:01

    Black African Nations have long had a problem with Europeans and others interferring with their internal affairs. Uganda should stop delaying and do what is traditionally correct for it’s people. Ugandans overwelmingly want to control the moral fabric of their society and not eave that to the suggestion of outside concerns who represent a people who have caused havoc on the Continient of Africa.

    These same outsiders will not come with resources whereby Uganda can build an independent agriculture industry, an independent pharmaceutical industry, Independent communication. Those are life giving projects. The white religious missionaries brought African Nations christainity and told the indigenous people that their methods of recognition of their creator were “pagan and devilist”. Ugandan were against homonsexual behavior long before the arrival of christainity. The european nations along with the US come with Aid that has been described by Zambian Moyo Dambisa as being “Dead Aid”. Using such tactics as we will give you monies and other forms of aids but it is based on certain behavior or giving up loped sided deals is no good for the people. Black African Nations need to admend their consitutions to stipulate marriage recognition as being between a male and female(s). Homosexuallity is already illegal in Uganda. There should be stiff penalities for “aggravated homosexuality” in cases of rape of a minor by a person of the same sex, or where one partner carries the virus that can cause AIDS.
    Programs designed to promote this activity should be banned. Of course what consenting adults do in the privacy of their homes is their concern.

     
    • Pianki

      15 May, 2011 at 15:13

      correction:

      Black African Nations have long had a problem with Europeans and others interfering with their internal affairs. Uganda should stop delaying and do what is traditionally correct for its people. Ugandans overwhelmingly want to control the moral fabric of their society and not leave that to the suggestion of outside concerns which, in many cases, represent a people who have caused havoc on the Continent of Africa.

      These same outsiders will not come with resources whereby Uganda can build an independent agriculture industry, an independent pharmaceutical industry, Independent communication industry. Those are life giving projects. The white religious missionaries brought African Nations Christianity and told the indigenous people that their methods of recognition of their creator were “pagan and devilish”. Ugandan was against homosexual behavior long before the arrival of Christianity so when we hear such remarks that the proposed law is non Christian in unwarranted. It is about culture. The European nations along with the US come with Aid that has been described by Zambian Moyo Dambisa as being “Dead Aid”. Using such tactics as, we will give you monies and other forms of aid but it is based on certain behavior or giving up loped sided access to natural resources deal is non Christian too towards the people. Black African Nations need to admend their constitutions to stipulate marriage recognition as being between a male and female(s). Homosexuality is already illegal in Uganda. There should be stiff penalties for “aggravated homosexuality” in cases of rape of a minor by a person of the same sex, or where one partner carries the virus that can cause AIDS.
      Programs designed to promote this activity should be banned. Of course what consenting adults do in the privacy of their homes is their concern.

       

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